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Embracing the Everyday Through Ordinary Sacred Traditions

The problem this article addresses is that we neglect the ordinary and everyday aspects of our daily lives. This neglect is vital to note because the everyday is where meaning emerges in our lives. Unfortunately, we forget that the everyday is all around us. Connections between everydayness and sacred traditions also exist. That is, in Buddhist mindfulness, there is an awareness that lets us better understand ourselves and others in our daily lives. In the Jewish tradition, the Sabbath is closely connected to our everyday activities. In Christian contemplation, an awareness of ourselves and God arises in everyday living. This research aims to consider whether we can embrace the ordinary and everyday aspects of our daily lives. The fundamental objective of this research is to investigate the significance of everydayness in our daily lives, consider how we neglect the ordinary and the everyday, and explore ways to embrace the everydayness in our lives. This research hopes to show that we can better connect to the everyday through our ordinary yet sacred traditions — specifically, the Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian traditions. By being more aware of this connection, and from practicing this connection, we may find more enjoyment and meaning in our ordinary and daily living.

Religion, Sacredness, Contemplation, Sabbath, Mindfulness, Everyday, Judaism, Christianity

APA Style

Suereth, R. (2023). Embracing the Everyday Through Ordinary Sacred Traditions. Humanities and Social Sciences, 11(6), 216-222.

ACS Style

Suereth, R. Embracing the Everyday Through Ordinary Sacred Traditions. Humanit. Soc. Sci. 2023, 11(6), 216-222. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20231106.15

AMA Style

Suereth R. Embracing the Everyday Through Ordinary Sacred Traditions. Humanit Soc Sci. 2023;11(6):216-222. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20231106.15

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